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Users / VPN (Need a place for my notes)
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:52:50 pm »
Hi all,
I am trying to make VPN work, and i just need a place to put my notes, and perhaps sometimes some help/advice/testers
I dont have a lot of time, and my head is filled with a lot of things lately, so thats why i dump this here

This is what i know for now:

VPN is working if the Core has a public addressable IP, ie not 192.168.x.x, 10.x.x.x, 172.16.x.x
It is working with and without NAT, (protocol 50 or udp port 4500)

What you need to make it work:

In firewall, allow udp 500, udp 4500, and ip 50 (protocol 50)

And you need to accept 1701 out of the IPSEC tunnel:
iptables -A INPUT -m policy --dir in --pol ipsec -p udp --dport 1701 -j ACCEPT

There needs to be a ppp-up script that allows the remote end in iptables. Next time i work on VPN, i'll try to make it.
could be that just ifup ppp0 is enough -> need to test

It's possible that for devices to use 'internet' over VPN masquerading is needed:
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -s -j MASQUERADE

- If VPN is working internally, it is working with a public outside ip
- Is setup with a private outside ip, 1701 traffic doesn't want to go through the ipsec tunnel, and thus failing
  This could be because i have only tested this with android clients, i need to try with windows, or mac (or linux)
- It's easiest to setup with firewall disabled.
- There is still some work that need to be done on scripting and automatic adding of firewall rules.


Users / Automatic adding Internet Radio streams to LinuxMCE
« on: October 26, 2013, 12:18:36 am »
Hi all,

I found this nice site that had indexed a whole lot of internet radio stations.
Here you also can find 'Local' radio stations, based on your geolocation (IP based)

so i made a command that downloads the needed information, as this would seem to me like a handy function to have while installing LMCE, or available from the Webadmin

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curl --silent | grep audio | grep station|  gawk -F'"' '{ print "Station : " $4}{system("curl --silent "$6" |  head -n1")}'
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Station : #Station Name# (#Genre#)

Now i need some help with putting this info in LinuxMCE
Is there a commandline script i can call, to add media to the LMCE database?
Or should this be done via Mysql?


Installation issues / New install, Squeezeboxes not working
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:49:53 pm »
After a big crash of the harddisk my server running xendesktop, all my virtual servers are completly screwed...

This week i reinstalled the server, now running ESXi, and made a new VM for LinuxMCE.
Installed LMCE 10.04 core only, and all my hardware is getting detected. and all but my 2 squeezeboxes work.

The squeezeboxes are getting detected, and the server is installed on my core. but when i want to play music from the orbiter, nothing happens. If i select music in the squeezeserver then the media gets played. I deleted all the squeezeboxes, and slim server streamer device. and let it all reinstall. but to no avail.

Anyone that know whats going on?

Feature requests & roadmap / Turn off MD based on idle time
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:24:17 am »
I've been looking into this, and personally i would like to see the idle timer used for the screensaver also user to turn off my MD's.

In my opinion, this has base setting (maybe 1 hour) and adjustable from the webadmin (like the screensaver)

I am willing to research and try to implement this myself, just need some pointers where to start from the LMCE Gods, and some free time.


Users / File share not mounted on MD (SOLVED)
« on: October 09, 2013, 10:22:30 am »
Hi all,

This week i installed a 2nd NAS, a freenas server, with a bunch of old harddisks.
LMCE didn't dectect it automaticly, so i created the file server device, and file share device manually.

I ran the scripts for creating LMCE file structure and such. The media that i placed on this share now gets index by the core, but i cannot play it on the MD because the smb share doesn't get mounted.

Anyone that can point in the the right direction?


Hi all

I've tried LinuxMCE before in a test enviroment, then i had some install issues, but in the end i got it installed.

Now i want to install it on my new box.
I downloaded the latest snapshot, burned it onto a DVD
Followed this : guide

Kubuntu installed good. then i do the apt-get update andn the apt-get dist-upgrade
After these all seems well, i run the LinuxMCE installer from the Kubuntu desktop, i receive the error "kdesudo command not found", but i completely ignore it as per guide.
i see a few error coming from the sources.list, but it still continues.

After installing, i get prompted for a reboot.

Reboot, machine boots, and X starts, only grey background and X mousecursor

Whatever i do from here, post-install script, full-install script nothing will finish the installation, it always boots in this grey screen.

After a few apt-get updates, messing with the sources.list and doing pre-install, mce-install and post-install i rebooted, now it finally seems to go and install LinuxMCE.

I still see the Gray X screen, But now in with overlay some status messages, with Installing :

Am i finally there? Did i do something wrong with the install? Is the latest snapshot broken?
From what i remember from test enviroment, i dwnloaded the snapshot, burn on dvd, install, wait wait wait wait wait and wait again, then i had a functioning LinuxMCE.

Any advise is highly appriciated, the box is still installing, but i wanted to write this.


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